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When trying to come up with a class business, this year’s CEO students kicked around some ideas before making a decision. But, they did know one thing – people are ready to get out and do things.
As you can see by the story on the front page of this issue, this year’s class will be offering “ice” skating. The parenthesis is used for that because it will be skating on synthetic ice.
Because it’s synthetic ice, it won’t need to be below 32 degrees on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5-6. In fact, it can be much warmer.
But, assuming it’s going to be cold, the class is making arrangements to have warming conditions in Charters Patio, and there will be a food truck and a DJ for musical entertainment.
Setting up a business is just one of the things that students in the Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities class are learning this school year.
They are taking tours at local businesses and industries, and they hear presentations from numerous experts in a wide variety of areas.
The students are also, as part of their participation in the class, working on setting up their own business. Some have already done that.
It takes quite a commitment to be in the class, which meets every weekday at 7:15 a.m., getting a lot done even before they start their school day.
Under the leadership of retired Vandalia teacher Debbie Hobbie, the students are gaining knowledge that they will use after high school, even if they don’t go right into the business community. It’s knowledge that they can’t get in any other way.
Part of that commitment is putting together a class business, and the time and effort that they put into providing something for the community is worthy of the community’s support.